How special am I in the eyes of God? If we were to be truthfully honest with ourselves, everyone has asked that question from time to time.
Where you able to think of some ways in which you know you are unique in God’s eyes after reading today’s Bible Study?
When we consider how unique God has made the relationship between men and women, how do these truths change how we see our own relationships?
Have you considered God’s unique purpose and desire for your life?
1 Samuel 15:22 “Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice!”
The result of disobedience always brings the same thing – Death (Genesis 2:17). Just know, if God put disobedient angels out of heaven and cast them into hell (2 Peter 2:4-6), how can men who are less than angels believe we can be disobedient to God and still go to heaven? “God is not man that He should lie!” Disobedience and rebellion always get the same thing – the judgment and wrath of God, because disobedience and rebellion always reject the mercy of God (Jesus Christ).
How will you handle your test today? Will you pass with the grace of God? How will you act? How will you react?
Have you ever wondered if God is really interested in knowing you? Ever ask yourself, “Is it really important to God who I choose to become?” Have you ever asked God, “God, where are we going in this relationship of ours?”
Have you truly opened your heart and your mind to God? Have you listened to hear God’s purpose for your life? Has He shown you your Spiritual gift that enables you to serve Him and others?
Don’t spend so much time talking to God, that you never hear Him speak to you. Learn how to listen to God speak to you.
Since temptation is not a one-time event, my commitment to spending time with God in prayer, study of the Word, private devotion, and worship must become a consistent part of my lifestyle if I am going to have any success at learning how to deal with temptation.
- Think of two instances this past week in which you were tempted to do something that you know was not pleasing to God.
- How did you respond?
- What was your reason for making the choice you made?
THINK: Do you pray and ask God for help and strength when you know you are being tempted?
Now that you have read John 2:23-25, please take a moment and respond to the following questions listed in the second part of our Bible Study. Please feel free to share your answers and comments for discussion.
- This passage clearly states that the people believed, but Jesus doesn’t reveal or share Himself with them. Why?
- The scripture says that Jesus knows their level of commitment. He knows what they truly believe about Him in their hearts.
- What does Jesus claim to know about each and every individual?
- Is this also true of us today? How?
- Why is Jesus so concerned about our motives?
- The word “believe” in verse 23 is the same word “commit” in verse 24. What is John trying to show us in the contrast between verses 23 and 24?
THINK: Are we committed to God with the same zeal and passion as we are committed to others things in other areas of our lives?
Continue to abound in His grace and to abide in His love.
Pressing Toward the Mark